The Adopter's Handbook

Information, resources and services for adoptive parents

Written by Amy Neil Salter
Price: £14.95
Publisher: BAAF
Publication date: 2013
ISBN: 978 1 907585 89 0
The Adopter's Handbook front cover
About the book

This practical guide helps adopters help themselves through the adoption process and beyond. Easy to access information will help users handle the ups and downs of the adoption experience, and prepare them for what is likely to happen along the way. Topics covered include: processes; legal issues; education and health; the needs of the child; the emotional needs of the adoptive parent; and post-adoption support and finances.

With over 6,000 copies already sold, this fifth edition of The Adopter's Handbook has been comprehensively revised and updated, taking into account all new legislation and initiatives.

The guide uses a quick reference format and contains a comprehensive listing of resources on health, education and other support services. It will help everyone involved in the adoption process to better help and support adopted children.


From Amazon users

5 out of 5 stars - 11 July 2012
Covers all the major and minor points and answers pretty much every question you could have. (Keep those Local Authorities and Agencies on their toes!). All aspects covered. Great for finding out where you stand on certain issues that you might not be comfortable asking. Highly recommended!

5 out of 5 stars - 12 May 2013
Very good overview of the process of adoption. No need to read it cover to cover - just dip in as needed.

4 out of 5 stars - July 2013
This handbook is really useful as it covers lots of different types of information relevant to both the adoption application process and following adoption. It is well organised and simple to use. But as a hard copy book, some of the information will inevitably get out of date